Month: July 2021

Fears new procurement rules could lead to unregulated healthcare market

In its first major piece of primary legislation on health and care in England since the Health and Social Care Act 2012, a new health and care bill in the UK that would allow NHS bodies to award contracts for clinical care to private health care providers without competition has sparked fears that it could see a repeat of the contract scandals surrounding personal protective equipment and testing that occurred during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Can Technology Save Procurement?

Procurement 4.0 has been discussed by industry for years now, but it will be government that hits the go button to get the ecosystem going.  How can new technologies increase agility within the procurement function?  And what will the new procurement look like? This is one of the hottest topics being discussed in procurement circles right now after the industry lagged too long in modernising their systems, and subsequently suffering the fallout of supply chain disruption and COVID-related corruption.

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